Portland Trail Blazers center Zach Collins suffered what the team is calling a “right ankle injury” during Portland’s Summer League game against the Atlanta Hawks and did not return to the game. He had eight points and seven rebounds before coming out in the third quarter.
Zach Collins (right ankle injury) will not return.— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) July 8, 2018
Collins asked to be taken out of the game after he appeared to step on someone else’s foot. It appears some Blazers assistants left the game to check on Collins in the locker room as well.
A group of Blazers assistants just headed towards the locker room (from across the arena - looked like Tibbetts was in the group).— Steve D. (@SteveDHoops) July 8, 2018
Collins says he doesn’t think the ankle will force him to miss the next game.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) July 8, 2018
When asked about his ankle in a reporter scrum after the game, Collins said “It’s sore right now but I’ll be fine.”